Rodgers Mausoleum

Built in 1929, the Egyptian Revival Rodgers mausoleum is a result of the “Tut Mania” that swept across the United States in the 1920’s. Almost all Egyptian architecture is funerary in nature and despite its pagan origins became quite popular in non-sectarian cemeteries of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Above the entrance of the tomb are vulture’s wings, a symbol of protection and maternal care. Between the wings is a circular disk representing the sun and twin cobras denoting death. Two lily-styled columns flank the battered entry and an eternal flame crowns the tomb. A pair of marble sphinxes guard the Rogers’ remains.

Arthur Rodgers (1848-1929) was a prominent attorney and a regent of the University of California.
Text and photo © Douglas Keister Visit Doug’s Author Page

[address cemetery=”Cypress Lawn Memorial Park” street=”1370 El Camino Real” city=”Colma” state=”California” zip=”94014″]

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